1993 Pajero Exceed TD
The Mitsubishi Pajero is the underdog of JDM SUV's. Everybit as reliable as the Toyota competition and arguably more capable, the Pajero by and large doesn't get the credit it deserves. This 1991 Exceed "Winter Package" model is equipped with leather interior, third row seating, and a stout turbo diesel engine. The exterior features aftermarket graphics which add a little spice to the otherwise bland two tone paint scheme. The Champagne over white paint itself is in fair condition and does show some minor wear from age, but nothing unsightly. Likewise the trim has some minor wear from UV exposure. That being said, the body is very straight and in great condition. A set of OEM rainguards adorn the front doors and an OEM bull bar allows for OEM large fog lights to be mounted for better visibility when the weather isn't great. With a shockingly low 62k verified and documented miles and a fresh stateside service just completed, this Pajero is ready for its next adventure here in the US.
The cabin is trimmed in grey leather and sports third row seating, heated front seats, and dual zone climate control for rear passengers. The seats are in great shape with only minor wear to the driver side bolster. The door panels are equally as nice showing only a few minor scuff marks.The digital automatic climate control functions properly and blows cold A/C for the summer and piping hot heat for the winter. The factory radio just below works like a charm and sound quality is decent, although the speakers are surely original and the radio frequencies are limited here in the US. Atop the center of the dash is a OEM field monitor, which works save for the compass. The heated front seats work like a charm and will surely come in handy this winter. The power windows all function properly as well as the massive power sunroof. The fabric on the sunroof shade is beginning to peel back at the edge but the shade closes properly to keep out the harsh sun. The third row also folds up and out of the way when not needed to provide additional cargo space. While not brand new this tidy interior is a clear indication this Pajero was prized by its previous owner in Japan.
At the heart of any reliable SUV is the engine. A 2.5l turbo diesel 4D56 is a proven workhorse and is paired with a slick shifting automatic transmission and 4WD transfer case. The engine starts up promptly with the assist of two brand new 12v batteries. While the 4D56 isn't known for winning drag races it gets up to highway speeds just fine and is happy on long cruises. Our trained technicians replaced the valve cover gasket and performed a fresh oil and filter service to keep the diesel mill happy and sealed up.The factory suspension soaks up road imperfection both large and small without an issue while four brand new Falken tires provide all the grip you'll need on or off road. The 4WD system works great and provides even more grip to get out of a sticky situation. This well kept Pajero Exceed is certainly the best bang for the buck when it comes to JDM SUVs!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.